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    Swinger topping out

    Ok, My Swinger 4-way is topping out pretty bad and making a metallic clunking noise. I realize this is bad so I haven't rode it like this. Any ideas on what could be causing this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Ridiculous
    Ok, My Swinger 4-way is topping out pretty bad and making a metallic clunking noise. I realize this is bad so I haven't rode it like this. Any ideas on what could be causing this?

    maybe a soft spring?
    Looking for a 7.87 x 2.25mm shock, any brand any age that runs well!! cheap would be appreciated!

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    rebound is probably way too fast...does it feel like a pogo stick when you bunnyhop it?

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    I don't think it's either of those, because it just started doing this. I turned the rebound up, no effect. I think the problem might have been that I added some air pressure(not a huge amount) with a regular pump, using an adapter so it would fit. I'm waiting on my shock pump to get in, should be here in a couple days. I'll try that and see if that helps, it's kind of got me worried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Ridiculous
    I don't think it's either of those, because it just started doing this. I turned the rebound up, no effect. I think the problem might have been that I added some air pressure(not a huge amount) with a regular pump, using an adapter so it would fit. I'm waiting on my shock pump to get in, should be here in a couple days. I'll try that and see if that helps, it's kind of got me worried.
    I had the same problem, turns out it was that there was no air in the SPV due to the fact that the schraeder Valve core was toast. I took anoother schraeder Valve core from a regular Tube and replaced it. Just use a regular Valve core remover like you would on a tube. I Pumped air into the SPV and it was good to go. Problem solved.
    BAD SCHRAEDER VALVE + NO AIR IN THE SPV.

    When pumping up the SPV and disconnecting the hose to the shock pump it leaked all the air out and wouldnt hold any pressure.

    May or may not be the same problem exactly, but it sure sounds like it.

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    yep, that only happens when theres no air in the shock, happened to me when the bike shop up at snowshoe gave me a faulty shock pump and it let all the air out of my shock.. arghhh
    Ridin' the streets of C-P-T in N-O-V-A

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    I hate to say this, but I have a bad feeling that your shock is blown. I've seen two of my friends blow their 6-way shocks and that's exactly what they did.

    However, you can try to put some air in the shock to see what will happen. Although, if your rebound is not working, I would say that your shock is blown...I'm 99.9% sure of it.

    Bummer dude...send it to Manitou ASAP!
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    I hope to god it's not blown, that's the last thing i need right now...I'll try the new valve core trick too...thanks a bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WWT
    I hate to say this, but I have a bad feeling that your shock is blown. I've seen two of my friends blow their 6-way shocks and that's exactly what they did.

    However, you can try to put some air in the shock to see what will happen. Although, if your rebound is not working, I would say that your shock is blown...I'm 99.9% sure of it.

    Bummer dude...send it to Manitou ASAP!
    No, Mine did the same thing. No Rebound Control. As soon as air was in the SPV, it was fine. I'd try putting air in the SPV first. I bet it will be fine after that.
    Mine is awesome now.
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